Lake Conroe is still a very fast-growing area and features some of the nicest options in Home Builders and a large variety of New Construction Homes for Sale. Whether you're looking for a Custom Home, a Spec home or even a Tract home, we are the leading specialist in Montgomery County for all New Construction Options. Search below for New Construction Homes around Lake Conroe currently For Sale, and please Contact Us if you would like to go take a look at any of them in person! Or if you would like to customize your search more specifically to your needs, simply use our Advanced Search or let us know and we will do it for you!
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Buying a new construction home gives you the ability to build your dream home, and really make it yours from top to bottom. You can also enjoy the benefit of a brand new clean home, with modern materials and technology, likely resulting in more energy efficient features which will save you money over time. However, instead of narrowing down your choices, you have a lot of decisions to make, starting with what type of New Construction Home best fits your schedule, budget and personality.
As the name suggests, the term "Custom" refers to a home that was built specifically for an individual person or family, from top to botom, tailored to fit the customers wants and needs. The pros and cons of purchasing a Custom Home are below:
Customization - The buyer can pick, choose and design everything about the home. Floorplan, Room Sizes, Materials Inside and Out. The Home is completely you and yours.
Location - The buyer is able to purchase the lot that the home will be built on, so the location is never outside of their control, as with some spec/tract homes.
Schedule - The buyer's added freedom to make all of their own choices, and design their home from scratch, can greatly prolong the new construction process. In addition, depending on the chosen materials and resulting projects, it can take longer to coordinate the necessary-sub contractors and to find and price any rare materials.
Cost - Generally, A custom builder will spend much more time with a buyer, as will any architects or specialists that need to be hired. The custom materials have to be shopped and even if the buyer is careful, probably won't find individual amounts of material for a price as low as a production builder can find in mass quanties. All of these generally result in a home several dollars per sq. ft. more expensive than a similiar production home.
Uncertainty - The whole process can be overwhelming, and can involve a certain amount of risk, especially when the buyer is not familiar with the Builders available in their area. Even buyers with custom home building experience are at risk of getting burned by an unreliable builder that promises more than they can deliver.
The term "spec" is short for a speculative home for sale. Usually a spec home is an individual venture for a builder, built with the intention of selling it for profit, with no particular buyer in mind. Most of the time, the builder will plan a lot of standard features, especially colors, to appeal to the broadest possible market, but it is usually possible to find a spec home that is still under construction and negotiate your own product selections yourself.
Schedule - Spec homes are already under construction or even finished by the time they are purchased, so the buyer can enjoy all of the benefits of a new home, without the long and arduous process of home building.
Cost - Spec homes have a profit built in for the builder like anything else, but they usually come with a lower price tag than their custom counterparts, although a buyer can still make some customizations if they get in early enough in the process.
Less Risk - There is always some risk when making a large purchase, but a builder stakes their reputation on the quality and location of their spec homes. An experienced builder outfits their spec homes with a balanced combination of amenities and upgrades, in a promising neighborhood. Their best interests go hand in hand with the buyer's best interests for resale purposes.
Location- Although a buyer is purchasing a brand new home, the location has already been chosen by the builder, so if you are more in love with a specific home than you are with the location, it can be a trade-off.
Customization - As we've pointed out, in some cases a buyer is able to make their own product choices, but even then there is only so much you can change concerning the floorplan, room sizes, etc. and the home can very much be someone else's idea of what your home should be.
Tract or Production Homes are built by high volume builders, and have a "cookie-cutter" reputation because they are often built with the same floorplans, sometimes with varying models, and the same materials and even colors of the other homes they are building, usually side-by-side in the same neighborhood.
Cost - The leading reason to purchase a tract home, is the substantially lower price per sq. ft. associated with production building. So a buyer is able to get a brand new home for a lower price tag.
Schedule - As with spec homes, and even more so, a buyer usually doesn't purchase a home until they are looking at a finished product, so they can avoid the home building process but still own a brand new home.
Quality - Although some production home builders still build a nice house, the nature of a tract home always gives a high priority to quality vs.investment. Unfortunately, important features like cabinets, hardware and appliances are the most obvious places where money is saved, but all construction materials are chosen based on making the most profit, from the roof shingles to the paint grades.
Customization - Unlike Spec homes, there are almost no customization options when it comes to a true tract home, and any upgrades you choose to make after market will be at your own expense.
Resale Value - All of the "pros" of buying a tract home are based on the fact that it's a new home that's never been lived in. When a seller wants to sell their tract home, the low cost advantage works against the seller.
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Listing information last updated on July 28th, 2015 at 5:11am CDT.